Monthly Archives: March 2011

Why am I doing this?

Okay, please can someone remind me again why I’m signed up for an event where they have to put info like this in the official magazine: Lovely… On a much nicer note, my fantastic sister-in-law who lives in Dubai is … Continue reading

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Bad dreams

I’ve had a variety of dreams about the marathon recently, all with one thing in common: I get to London no problem, then realise on the morning of the marathon that I haven’t brought any of my running clothing/shoes/other vital … Continue reading

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Beautiful day

Wasn’t the weather amazing today? I did my long run before lunch and set off wearing my fleece jacket…well that stayed on for about 5 minutes then spent the rest of the time tied round my waist! It was my … Continue reading

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220 bpm

So there I was at the gym the other evening, casually pootling along on the bike at a relatively easy intensity level when I glanced down at the heart rate display on the screen … and it read 220 bpm. … Continue reading

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Why 26.2 miles?

So then, why is the marathon 26.2 miles? Or ‘26.2 gruelling miles’ as almost everything I read about the London marathon puts it. Gruelling – not a word I like the sound of. Scenic, yes. Awe-inspiring, yes. Beautiful, yes. Downhill, … Continue reading

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Check this out!

It’s all getting a bit too close now and I’m veering between excitement and fear. Less than a month to go, how did that happen?

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Progress update

Firstly, knee injury… Well it all seems to be good – my knee now bends and I can walk up stairs normallyish, so I’m feeling good. I still feel a bit like Bambi when he first tries to stand whenever … Continue reading

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